Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sex and gender causation: BREAK THE CYCLE

1. Sex and gender are different. Sex and gender are not spelled alike or pronounced alike. They are two different words with two very different meanings: According to definitions proposed by the Institute of Medicine (23), “sex” is a biological construct dictated by the presence of sex chromosomes, and in animals and humans, the presence of functional reproductive organs.  “Gender” is a cultural construct and refers to […]